NSA Collects ‘Word for Word’ Every Domestic CommunicationMary Theroux • Monday August 5, 2013 4:00 PM PDT •
It has been interesting to me that the most frequent question that I have been asked in the aftermath of our, “Civil Liberties and Security in an Age of Terrorism,” is regarding my description of our cell phones as a government listening device. Even though the information that U.S. surveillance agencies can remotely turn on any cell phone and use it as a listening device for conversations in its vicinity has been available for many years, this is apparently news to many—and news they are reluctant to accept.
I trust the following will be clear enough for even those most in denial:
According to two former NSA senior agents who have been fired for whistle-blowing,
they are collecting everything, contents word for word, everything of every domestic communication in this country.
Here’s the video:
Watch NSA Collects ‘Word for Word’ Every Domestic Communication on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.
Do you believe us now?